TED HUGHES TIMELINE
How it All Went Down
Ted Hughes was born on August 17, 1930 in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire.
(Apr 17, 1930)
Studied English in the Pembroke College at Cambridge University
First marriage to Sylvia Plath
1st book of poems published. "The Hawk in the Rain"
(May 7, 1951)
(June 16, 1956)
(Sep 27, 1957)
Separation between Plath and Hughes
Sylvia Plath killed herself by carbon monoxide poisoning
Child is born between Hughes and Assia Wevill (not married)
(Mar 3, 1965)
(Feb 7, 1963)
(Sep 7, 1962)
Receives the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
Second marriage, Carol Orchard and Hughes stay married until Hughes died.
Assia kills herself and her daughter, Shura, the same way Plath killed herself, carbon monoxide poisoning
(Mar 23, 1969)
(Aug 19, 1970)
(May 7, 1974)
Awarded OBE: Officer of the Order of the British Empire Awarded for being internationally known for poetry
Hughes appointed British Poet Laureate from 1984 until the time he died
Published "Birthday Letters" -tribute to Sylvia Plath and their relationship
(Jan 7, 1988)
(May 7, 1984)
(May 7, 1977)
(Oct 28, 1988)
Hughes passes away in Devon, England